Spring on the Run

What happened to the Spring Fling?

I look forward to the dance

Of colors in the breeze,

Those we plan and those by chance,

Not the muted browns of a late freeze.

It certainly changes the romance,

Searching for shoots on one’s knees.

For sure I’m not wearing short pants

But hey! I haven’t had even one sneeze,

If there’s a bright side to this cold spring thing.


Would be a bummer to go straight to summer

Without an invitation to the promenade.

Perhaps it was lost in a windy gust

That makes us avoid the search for shade.

No worry about the gathering of dust

On sills and tables and beds freshly made

‘Cause closed windows are a definite must!

We’re longing to porch sit and sip lemonade…

Mother Nature, it’s past time to be fair and just!

No telling what’s in the mind of a hummer.


But you can bet, we take what we get,

No doubt with a surplus of grumbling,

As we still don our hoodies for a morning run.

For sure there’s no shortage of mumbling

While warming up in a patch of sun.

So strange now with gloves to be fumbling;

Without them no work would get done,

Through paths of sticks I’d be stumbling.

Mother Nature, aren’t you missing the fun?

Aren’t you ready to make up with us yet?

About Teresa Pearson Lee

Retired after 33 years of teaching English and French (one year in private school in Memphis, TN and the rest in public school in Doniphan, MO. Enjoying new adventures - all those things I put off for lack of time, energy, now I can try them! Pottery, writing, traveling, camping, kayaking, dancing, listening to some of the best live music ever, and making lively new friendships. All christened with an appreciation for great red wine! Created and operated KC's on the Current, then sold it and managed it for new owners. You might still find me at the reservation desk when spring rolls around. Born and raised in St. Louis, MO near The Hill. Though a transplant to Southeast Missouri, still a city gal at the core with a deep love of the natural resources in these Ozark foothills. Currently I am a content coordinator for Poplar Bluff Living Magazine and a columnist/stringer for the local weekly The Prospect News. My rescue Siamese helps with most of the proofreading; he has a great ear. I relish the solitude easily had in the Mark Twain Forest but thoroughly enjoy lively outings for music, wine, conversation close to home or in my beloved hometown. Technology is my greatest challenge but so worth the shared connections. There may be a need for solitude but there is little loneliness. The material in this blog written by Teresa Lee is her property and cannot be used without express written consent to do so.
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